The wait is finally over. Tesla tonight began emailing customers with Model Y reservations that their vehicle is going to be ready soon.
Hundreds of Model Y reservations holders from both the east and west coasts have reported receiving the email tonight from Tesla. So far it appears the earliest deliveries are for the Performance version only.
In the email, customers are directed to Tesla’s website, where they are asked to select a delivery date. The earliest date available according to those lucky customers is March 15.
The Long Range version is available for pre-order on the Tesla Canada website, starting at $72,390. The Performance version starts at $84,390, and as noted previously, deliveries here won’t begin until mid-2020. But at the pace Tesla seems to be going, it wouldn’t be surprising if it begins earlier.
Tesla first unveiled the Model Y in March 2019 at a special event in Fremont, California. At that time, Tesla was aiming for the first deliveries to happen in late 2020.
Later in the year, there were rumours Tesla was ahead of schedule, and that production could begin as early as Q1 2020, and deliveries soon after.
Those rumours were substantiated during the Tesla Q3 2019 earnings call, where CEO Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla would begin deliveries several months ahead of schedule. He revealed the timeline had officially been bumped up to summer 2020.
Progress was apparently even quicker than Tesla expected, as just last month during the Q4 2019 earnings call, Musk revealed that deliveries would begin in March 2020 in the US, and mid-2020 in Canada.